Barn Wood Picture Frames

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Project by Canexican posted 12-11-2008 08:04 PM 5465 views 6 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These picture frames are made out of the roof boards of a 100 plus year abode carriage house that was on my property when I bought my 1896 house. The carriage house was past any type of restoration so we had to dismantle it, I salvaged all the lumber and gave away any adobe bricks that were still viable. My wife wanted something to display pictures down our hallway so with a couple of those old boards and some eye screws I came up with this design. I also made a rustic kitchen table out of the main header from the building, it was massive.


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#1 posted 12-11-2008 08:13 PM

Nice lookin frames you got to love Recycled Wood
Old Barn Wood Makes Great Projects

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#2 posted 12-11-2008 08:15 PM

This is a wonderful reuse of wood that could have easily have ended up in a landfill or fireplace. The frames came out great and your system of hanging them saves a lot of spackling later when the wall need to be repainted.

This is a nice project.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 12-11-2008 08:32 PM

Way to recycle!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 12-11-2008 08:53 PM

Really great idea. Congratulations on a very cool project.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#5 posted 12-11-2008 09:22 PM

What a great idea for recycled wood. Looks really nice.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#6 posted 12-12-2008 02:14 AM

Very, Very cool. I have made many of those and every one is just rewarding as the last. Especially when you can remember what the structure looked like before it came down… Nice Job…

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